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Cafe Julia

1040 Richards St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2920
+1 808-533-3334
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“lobster roll” (3 reviews)
“garlic fries” (3 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1040 Richards St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2920
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting Chinatown and Downtown Honolulu, we dropped into Café Julia after reading about it in Lonely Planet. The café is located in the grounds of the YMCA in a lovely airy room with high ceilings. The attentive wait staff quickly showed us to a...More

Thank ShirlsAndy15
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My family and I had lunch here recently and it was great. The food was fast and really delicious!! The waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. I ordered the lobster roll and it was very tasty. Also the furikake garlic fries were well worth the $1.50...More

Thank Shoeladee64
Reviewed August 7, 2018

We had visited the Iolani Palace and were looking for somewhere to eat. They suggested Café Julia, which is in the YWCA across the road from the Palace. The café is open to the elements, which makes it very pleasant in Honolulu's mild climate. The...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

My husband and I were on vacation in Oahu with my husbands family recently. We had decided to visit Iolani Palace. We had some time before the tour and asked the cashier if there was anything close by to eat at and he stated there...More

Thank Vikki S
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We found the cafe from a TripAdvisor recommendation. It is right across from the palace. The food is very good and the service is also very good. They also recognized us as tourists and gave us a 15% discount because we visited the palace. It...More

Thank joninva
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

You would never know a great relaxing lunch venue existed at YWCA downtown, but they have a great location and selection of food.

Thank grantkidani
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Located in the YWCA we met with friends for lunch here because the restaurant is shaded, with fans and plenty of ventilation. It also offers a discount if you have been to the Iolani Palace. The menu has a good range of salads that you...More

Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed May 4, 2018

This quaint cafe is tucked into a YWCA but you would find it hard to believe once you see the prices. As you enter, you pass an attractive pool and a terrace with a few tables. When I visited the place was mostly empty. The...More

Thank kaioatey
Reviewed April 14, 2018

A pleasant surprise! The Ambiance was delightfully refreshing, and the service topnotch. Each of our Entree's were superb, and we left smiling. Highly recommend.

Thank tanyabeckstrand
Reviewed October 20, 2017

We just happened to be walking past the YWCA and noticed a sign for Cafe Julia. The restaurant is located in a roofed area with breeze coming through so on a warm day it was a good escape. We both ordered alcohol free Mango Mojitos...More

Thank Llewellyn53
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William S
January 25, 2015|
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Response from Connie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Cafe Julia is wheelchair friendly.. The courtyard area is flat and is accessible from the "side street" adjacent to one of the entrances. The staff will also be happy to provide assistance -- the "aloha spirit" is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Richards St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2920
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-533-3334
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